Each week there are plenty of new games coming out, with so much going on it can hard to keep track of them all. Thankfully Checkpoint is here to sift through them all and bring you our highlights of the week. From a drinking contest with Satan to save your soul from eternal damnation, to a spooky walk through a haunted hotel.
So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD | 29/10/2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (PC “Coming Soon”)
“Hold onto your bananas, because Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is rolling your way! Experience the magic of one of the most beloved titles in the series, now remastered in HD! Head back into the fantastical world of Super Monkey Ball and take back your bananas from the space alien pirate king, Captain Crabuchin. Race through over 100 colorful stages and challenge your friends and family to 10 fan-favorite Party Games! Feeling like the fastest, most maneuverable monkey around? Try out Time Attack mode or the grueling Decathlon endurance run! Will you make it onto the scoreboard?” – [source]
Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 | 29/10/2019 (AU/NZ)
Platforms: PlayStation 4
“Trails of Cold Steel III invites players into a world full of intrigue and excitement that is years in the making. They will embark on a whirlwind tour through the never-before-seen lands of the recently expanded Erebonian countryside, and encounter fresh faces as well as old friends familiar to fans of the series. In true Trails fashion, the deep, engaging story pairs with an incredible cast of characters and a combat system refined over decades of innovative RPG worldbuilding.“ – [source]
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King | 29/10/2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
“Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to modern consoles in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King! This unforgettable package of Disney classics is filled with tons of new features, enhancements, game modes, and display options, plus multiple versions of the games!“ – [source]
Afterparty | 29/10/2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One (Nintendo Switch arriving sometime after launch)
“In Afterparty, you play Milo and Lola, recently deceased best buds who suddenly find themselves staring down an eternity in Hell. But there’s a loophole: outdrink Satan and he’ll grant you re-entry to Earth. Milo and Lola are now dead, thirsty, and roaming the streets of Nowhere, the outermost island of Hell. What adventures will you stumble through in the underworld? Every step is up to you. Time to go on the best bender ever, uncover the mystery of why you’ve been damned, and drink the big guy under the table.” – [source]
Luigi’s Mansion 3 | 31/10/2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
“Slam, blow away, and vacuum up ghosts with the all-new Poltergust G-00, and join forces with Gooigi to overcome the puzzling contraptions and mischievous boss on each themed floor. And that’s just the Last Resort. Enter the ScareScraper for 8-player local wireless or online co-op gameplay.” – [source]
Citadel: Forged With Fire | 01/11/2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
“Citadel: Forged With Fire is a massive online sandbox RPG with elements of magic, spellcasting and inter-kingdom conflict. As a newly minted apprentice of the magic arts, you will set off to investigate the dangerous world of Ignus. Your goal: create a name for yourself and achieve notoriety and power among the land’s ruling Houses.” – [source]
Luigi’s Mansion 3
What’s not to love about a game featuring the world’s second most popular Mario brother walking around a haunted hotel sucking up ghosts with a vacuum cleaner? Nothing! That’s what.
It’s exciting to see the Luigi’s Mansion franchise returning to a home console. These games are packed full of charm and personality, and if what we saw at PAX Aus is anything to go by, we are about to have a hugely detailed and polished game arriving this Halloween. Also Gooigi, the game is worth it just for Gooigi.
What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!